Category Archives: Food for Thought

With Love From Tripping: Leaving More Than Just Footprints

I was wandering through the busy main street in the small village of Riomaggiore in Italy when I heard my name and felt a tug at my shirt, “Bianca, Bianca!” Slightly alarmed as I had just arrived the day before, … Continue reading

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International Education Week

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela We just finished the 11th Annual International Education Week (IEW), an initiative spearheaded by the US Departments of State and Education. Hundreds of … Continue reading

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Living Abroad Broadens Your Mind & Your Resume

It’s long been known that traveling and living abroad have profound and lasting effects on the way we view the world and interact with others, but how do we communicate our time abroad as meaningful experiences in the “real-world?” The … Continue reading

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Untranslatable Words

It is the kind of joke you hear on TV or in movies all the time. A character who speaks another language tries to translate a “beautiful saying” from his native language into English, but are unable to convey the … Continue reading

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Lost Travel Memories

Imagine spending two-and-a-half years traveling around the world creating priceless memories, managing to carry them with you through country after country (even through situations like a military crackdown in Bangkok) only to have them stolen when you have returned home! … Continue reading

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Tripping Hosts: Check Out Furniture From The Future

Want to save space for the hundreds of Trippers who will be crashing in your spare room? Then it may be that you need to upgrade to real life some space age furniture. Want a bed that folds down from … Continue reading

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Do Good Things

  Dear Tripping Community, Today we’re excited to announce the launch of Do Good Things, an open platform recognizing the people and organizations that are creating positive social change around the world. This is Tripping’s newest section and it’s one … Continue reading

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Traveling Makes You Smarter

  This is no surprise of course, but we thought you might be interested in reading why Jonah Lehrer thinks travel makes us smarter. You can read the full article here.

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The 5 Best Types of Travelers

For the optimal travel experience you want your Dream Team around you. Imagine your journey as a heist movie (like Ocean’s 11). You need to assemble your team, and this post is the end of the 1st Act where George … Continue reading

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So Much More than a Free Bed

When I tell friends about the concept of hospitality exchange, their usual reaction is, “So… you mean your accommodation is free?” “Yes,” I sigh, “but there’s so much more to it.” Yes, you get a place to sleep. You also … Continue reading

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